Finds cities and towns in Somerset
This query uses an Overpass Turbo extension called
geocodeArea. It accepts
a search term as a parameter and attempts to match that against the name of an
Areas are not present in the basic OpenStreetMap database. They're constructed as part of loading data into the database that serves the Overpass API. So, while they are derived from real map features they don't exist as something you can edit.
Areas are used to provide some additional functionality, such as searching for places by name, finding features within areas, etc.